Ramon Azzopardi Fiott, also known as RAFiott, has collaborated with Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC) to create the official merchandise collection. The collection features six commissioned designs, each representing a colour from the pride flag, focusing on Maltese culture and Queer identities. The series' style is inspired by RAFiott's 2021 MeliTENSION Collection, which was exhibited at MUŻA, and occasionally references specific works from that collection.
RAFiott is a local queer digital artist whose works explore the multifaceted theme of identity. His art ranges from introspective self-portraits to surreal creatures with deep semiotic significance. Through his complex relationship with the island, RAFiott produces art that reflects a distinctly queer and Maltese perspective.
The rainbow flag, designed by Gilbert Baker, has represented the queer community since the 1970s, particularly after the assassination of Harvey Milk. The six-colour pride flag we use today is a modification of the original which also featured hot pink. The remaining colours have retained their original meaning.
Yellow symbolises sunlight.
Live life in the sun with our exclusive T-shirt that captures the essence of hope, love, and a vibrant culture. RAFiott has crafted a radiant design featuring a personified sun, a symbol of life, celebrated across the globe.
Yellow | ARC X RAFiott draws inspiration from traditional Sicilian art, reflecting the historical connection between Sicily and Malta. These lands are both metaphorically and literally historically linked. RAFiott himself spent time in Sicily during his youth, making this design a true homage to the Mediterranean spirit.
This T-shirt blends traditional aesthetics with a celebration of queer identity. The sun's face is adorned with fierce drag makeup and two heart-shaped jewels, symbolising the fearless performers who challenge gender norms and stand against oppression in our global community.
The gems on the sun's cheeks are a nod to the lyrics "ġawra ta’ qalbi" from the local staple "Xemx," connecting us to our roots while celebrating individuality and pride.
Don't wait! Order your T-shirt today and let your inner sunshine shine while celebrating Mediterranean culture and the beauty of queer identities. Join us in spreading love, hope, and unity with every wear.
Discover Ramon Azzopardi Fiott's art at rafiott.com
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